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Terrorism

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Solicitor-General what the (a) longest, (b) shortest and (c) average time taken from charge to final disposal was in each case prosecuted under terrorism legislation in respect of which legal proceedings have been completed in each of the last five years. (305453)

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not capture management information about the time taken from charge to disposal in cases prosecuted under terrorism, or any other legislation. The information requested could be obtained only by the individual analysis of case files, which would incur disproportionate cost.

To ask the Solicitor-General what the outcome was of each case in respect of which legal proceedings have been completed which was prosecuted under terrorism legislation in each of the last five years. (305454)

The data requested can be found in the Home Office Statistical Bulletin 2009-09: Operation of police powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 and Subsequent Legislation—arrest, outcomes and stops and searches Great Britain 2008-09, published on 26 November 2009. This is available on the Home Office website at

http://rds.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/whatsnew1.html

This bulletin brings together information on terrorism arrests, outcomes, and stop and searches previously published in separate statistical bulletins.